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Building Peace in Communities

Building Peace in Communities

Elders as Peacemakers in Burundi

Listen to David Niyonzima, founder and director of the Trauma Healing and Reconconiliation Services (THARS) in Burundi, on the traditional role of elders as community peacemakers.  David's work involves leading workshops on trauma healing and providing community spaces for peaceful dialogue and reconciliation.

This audio is an excerpt from a longer interview with David Niyonzima, conducted by Friends Liaison Lucy Duncan and Friends Relations Fellow, Madeline Schaefer.  As well as being the director of THARS, David is also a Quaker pastor and member of Burundi Yearly Meeting.

Quaker Peacemaking in Africa - Burundian Friend Adrien Niyongabo

Adrien Niyongabo, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) in Burundi plays with children outside Kibimba Friends Church. Photo by: Andrew Peterson

Photo: AFSC
Monday, June 4, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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